Historian's Corner

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Pat Talley

Pat Talley is our historian and knows all about the history of West Bloomfield.  Contact her with any questions you have about West Bloomfield using the form below.   

Local History Books for Sale - $30 each, plus $5 shipping


Both these books are very special to us as there were written by folks in our town. If you would like a copy, please send check or Money Order  for $35.00 per book to: 

West Bloomfield Historical Society
PO Box 173
8966 NY-5 Bloomfield NY 14469 US

Windows to the Past

by Sandra Noreen Bortle Schlenker 

It's about West Bloomfield and the Hamlets of North Bloomfield and Ionia. Rather than a record of town history, these “windows” are based on letters, diaries, memories, journals, and newspaper articles of the past.  Includes photos. (277 pages)

Unmasking the Past

by Sally D. Brainard, Toni DiPerri, Deborah J. O’Brien, Anne Fetzner Parrish, Sandra Bortle Schlenker, Mary A. Twardokus  

Story of the hamlet of Ionia (formerly Millers Corners), 1789 – 1989.  Complete with photos and oral histories.(288 pages)